Keystone Meeting in Santa Fe, NM

Sam attends the Keystone Meeting on Mobile Genetic Elements and Genome Plasticity in Santa Fe, NM. Highlights included a hike alongside some local pueblos, catching up with old friends while making new ones (e.g. Mitch O’Connell, University of Rochester, and Orsolya Barabas, EMBL, pictured), and of course some fantastic science. Having recently read Barbara McClintock’s biography, the laser pointer–McClintock corn cob contraption for speakers was a fun surprise.